Shattered Dreams, Broken Pieces

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Mar 28, 2017 - Cancer - 310 pages

From the time she was a little girl, Donna Walton dreamed of becoming a star. But in 1976, at the age of eighteen, her life took a tragic turn. Diagnosed with a dangerous form of bone cancer, the bright young woman found herself facing the loss of her leg in order to save her life. From there, her spirit was broken, and only shattered dreams remained-until she began the long journey of putting the pieces together once again.

An eye-opening tale of reinvention, Shattered Dreams, Broken Pieces is the story of the decades Walton spent working to rebuild her world and discovering new confidence and a fresh sense of purpose along the way. Through disasters, setbacks, trials, and tribulations, the author continues to prove that no crisis is too large to recover from-and offers readers valuable insight for overcoming obstacles of all types.

Whether you've facing disease, disability, job loss, or divorce, the message of this inspirational memoir is clear: if life steals your dreams away, be sure to steal them back, and the result may end up better than you ever imagined.

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It has been years since i read a good book and actually finished it. Let alone finished it in 5 days. To say this book was good would be an understatement. Ms. Donna (Dr. Donna Walton) journey is one of great strength, determination and conviction.

About the author (2017)

Donna R. Walton, EdD, is a survivor of osteogenic sarcoma, a life-threatening bone cancer that resulted in the amputation of her left leg at the age of eighteen. Since then, she has fought to overcome low self-esteem and rebuild her world, discovering new happiness and success along the way.

The founder and CEO of LEGGTalk, Inc. and the Divas With Disabilities Project, Walton is now an award-winning motivational speaker who helps individuals and businesses fulfill their full potential. She also has more than a decade of experience in disability employment services, including her tenure at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The culmination of her life works earned her an invitation to the White House in 2014 to serve as a subject matter expert on accessibility and inclusion for the Office of the Chief of Operation Services' Working Group. Overcoming what Walton considers "triple jeopardy" to get where she is today, she continues to live by the motto "What's a leg got to do with it?"

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